The family is Important, we are born into a family, they are blood a true connection, and they are important to us, but we have less tolerance for our closest relatives, Why is that?We grow and we make friends and they become more important than them, Why?
Is it because they reflect what we want, or is it cause they are ready to tag along for the ride.
Let’s look at our Parents if it was not for them we would not be having this conversation.
They take care of us for the first 10 years of our lives, then we get to double figures and we think we know it all and we challenge them, Why? I know I was a challenge Child my parents had a hard time sometimes with me, I would question everything. But I knew that if Mum said NO my Dad would say yes and I use to take advantage of that. My poor Mother would try to get me t understand but I would not listen, but my Dad believed that we learned from our mistakes.
I count my blessings, that I had good parents coming from a big family is always fun. I left home when I was young, in a way I wish a did not but in another I am glad. The last 10 year, I feel I have got closer to my Mum more than ever, I always felt distance from my Family, I do Love my family and if they need me I like to be there if they call me, but I never call them I have always felt that they are too busy and they don’t care and I feel sad about that.
I have been living in Collie for a very long time, and they have only visit for Funerals and weddings. I had my family there with Brett and my four children, I took care f them the best way I could and Brett did what he could. Once we needed to go to Sydney as My Brother was in his last days and I really wanted to say good bye to him, it was so hard to leave my children with a family, I have never forgiven my self for that as I feel affected them to be separated, To My children I am sorry for that. I never left them with strangers again.
I Created a Family with Brett and my four children in Collie, I took care f them the best way I could and Brett did what he could. Once we needed to go to Sydney as My Brother was in his last days and I really wanted to say good bye to him, it was so hard to leave my children with a family, I have never forgiven my self for that as I feel affected them to be separated, To My children I am sorry for that. I never left them with strangers again.
Considering everything my children have done well for them selves and I am proud, I can call on any of my children and they would be there for me.
As you all I became a widow 9 years ago and it was my children and a couple of close friends that helped me through, my grand children were my inspiration. I am so Blessed to start a new family with Brad Dutton, we been married now for 6 years and I love him even though, I don’t agree with a few things but he is his own person and I am not his Mother, he has a Son \named Joshua who I love as my own and there is nothing I would not do for him , he is an amazing young man, I was so proud to be at his wedding this year him and Jessica make a wonderful couple.
Sitting here with Mum this weekend knowing that I will not have her for ever it has made me realize how lucky I have been to have her for as long as I have but most of all how much I love my Mum, she has helped me become who I am today I see my self in her and I am so glad that I do.
Every day with her is a Blessing.
Thank you all for being part of my life in some way.
Love and Light to all